Indian Education

Program Services

The purpose of the Indian Education program is to increase academic achievement, decrease the dropout rate, and to improve the school climate of American Indian students in a culturally appropriate manner. This program addresses five specific goal areas, with a special focus on ensuring that all children are ready for school, all racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed, and that all students are college and career ready.

Cultural Enrichment

  • American Indian Literacy Resources
  • Cultural Support
  • Tribal Language Support
  • Tribal History Support
  • Cultural Field Trips
  • South of the River Powwow

Career & College Readiness

  • ACT Prep
  • College Visits
  • Scholarship Information

Academic Achievement

  • 3rd Grade Math & Literacy
  • Tutoring
  • Reading Coaches
  • 504 Plan Support
  • Individual Education Plan Support

Indian Education Curriculum:

American Indian College Scholarships

Indian Education Forms:

Other Information:

  • Genealogy: Indian Affairs does not conduct genealogical research or maintain a database that you can query in order to find information on your ancestor. Indian Affairs provides a Guide to Tracing Your Indian Ancestry, which provides some general information on the process.Once you’ve determined what tribe you are claiming heritage from contact the tribe, using the Tribal Leaders Directory to locate a phone number and address, to ascertain if you are eligible for enrollment in the tribe. Each tribe establishes their own requirements for enrollment in the tribe. The Bureau of Indian Affairs will issue a Certificate degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) that shows your blood quantum and tribal affiliation. You will want to contact the BIA agency that provides services to the tribe you’re claiming heritage from in order to obtain the CDIB card, that information can be found in the Tribal Leaders Directory.Guide to Tracing Your American Indian Ancestry Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) Application & Instructions

    Tribal Leaders Directory

Contact Us

Please contact Jacob Valtierra, School Success Liaison – or (612) 314-9496

American Indian Parent Committee Meetings 2017-18

The American Indian Parent Committee (AIPC) serves in an advisory role to the Lakeville Area Public School District to help ensure that American Indian students receive culturally relevant and equitable educational opportunities. The AIPC is critical to the achievement and success of American Indian students statewide.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Dec. 19, 2017
  • Feb. 20, 2018
  • April 24, 2018

American Indian Communities in Minnesota

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Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

Bois Forte Heritage Center

5344 Lakeshore Drive, PO Box 16
Nett Lake, MN 55772
218-757-3261 or 1-877-528-8519
Fax: 218-757-3312

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Top 12 Facts

1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720

Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

P O Box 428
Grand Portage 55605

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Leech Lake Ojibwe – What We Have Been Gifted

190 Sailstar Drive NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Mille Lacs Documentary

Mille Lacs Band Government Center
43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax: 320-532-7505

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

Who is a Red Lake Ojibwe?

Red Lake Nation Headquarters
PO Box 550
Red Lake, MN 56671
218-679-3341 or 866-311-9758

White Earth Band of Ojibwe

The Circle of Life

29872 260th St
Naytahwaush, MN 56566
Fax: 218-983-4299

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe

PO Box 217
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Fax: 218-335-8496

Lower Sioux Indian Community

History of Lower Sioux Agency

39527 Res. Highway 1, P.O. Box 308
Morton, MN 56270
Fax: 507-697-8617

Prairie Island Indian Community

5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
651-385-2554 or 1-800-554-5473
Fax: 651-385-4180

Shakopee/Mdewakanton Sioux Community

A Remarkable People: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372

Upper Sioux Community – Pezihutazizi Oyate

PO Box 147
5722 Travelers Lane
Granite Falls, MN 56421
Fax: 612-564-3264

American Indian Education Resources

Minnesota Humanities Center 

Minnesota Department of Indian Education

Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

National Indian Education Association

National Johnson O’Malley Association

Native Youth Alliance of Minnesota

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards 


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